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RE: Reflections and Explorations: A Forum for Deliberative Dialogue
(Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance in association with VT Publishing, 2017)
The essays in this volume treat dimensions of broader trends at all scales of analysis, examining the elemental issue of democratic agency and obstacles to its exercise, the difficulties inherent for self-governance in ...
Rethinking Humanitarian Assistance Coordination
This paper develops an analytical framework to address an issue of enduring and seemingly intractable concern, how to secure improved coordination among those parties and organizations that seek to provide assistance in ...
Biopolitical and Disciplinary Peacebuilding: Sport, Reforming Bodies and Rebuilding Societies
(Taylor & Francis, 2015-03-25)
The peacebuilding political rationality established in the first years of the current century broadened the target of such efforts from state institutions to populations and adopted an array of disciplinary and biopolitical ...
Fragile Foundations and Enduring Challenges: Essays on Democratic Politics and Governance
(VT Publishing, 2019-05-22)
In this volume of timely essays, Max O. Stephenson Jr. offers unique insight into the state of politics and policymaking in the United States. Covering the period 2010-2018, his essays chronicle a growing crisis in American ...
The European Union and Peacebuilding: A Sysyphean but Essential Responsibility
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2013)
Recognizing and Confronting State Subjectivity in Asylum Adjudications
(York University, 2015)
United States law charges America’s asylum officers with providing humanitarian protection for refugees while simultaneously securing the nation from external threats. This mandate requires that asylum officers balance ...
Exploring Producers', Staff Members', and Board Members' Cognitive Frame on Decision Making in an Appalachian Organic Farming Venture
(Southern Rural Sociological Association, 2012)
Sustainable development assistance organizations (SDAOs) aim to help producers of natural resource products move their goods and services to market. This article explores how the cognitive frames held by producers, staff, ...
Managing Networks as Learning Organizations in the Public Sector
(North American Institute of Science and Information Technology, 2012)
This paper addresses the increasing use of network forms of governance and the challenges would-be network managers confront, including the persistent need network structures create to secure a modicum of internal goal ...
United Nations Invocations of the ‘Responsibility to Protect,’ State Sovereignty and State Actions
The United Nations lies at the heart of the international system established at the end of the Second World War. The maintenance of international peace and security was (and remains) the first of the purposes assigned ...
The Import of Neoliberalism on Efforts to Encourage Agency in Three Fields of Development Action
This article examines the dynamics of population agency and empowerment in each of three fields of aid provision—humanitarian relief, international development and peacebuilding—during recent decades. It first describes ...